Review: Jodie Reid - 'Celtic Commotion'

Review: Jodie Reid - 'Celtic Commotion'

Review: Jodie Reid - 'Celtic Commotion'

By / Reviews / Friday, 08 May 2020 06:51

Jodie Reid’s 'Celtic Commotion' sweeps us off to a magical world brimming with magic and fantasy.

Jodie Reid’s latest album 'Celtic Commotion' provides a whimsical journey to a medieval world filled with magic and fantasy.

While her roots are distinctly South African – having been born in Johannesburg and studying at Campus of the Performing Arts – 'Celtic Commotion', as the name suggests, is decadently wrapped in the sounds of Irish folk music.

With a sound that harks back to a time when bards would entertain ale-filled revellers with tales of monsters and men, Reid spins fantastic and extraordinary stories, some of which can be applied to our modern world and some which satisfy our need for fictional escape.

'Woodfell' is a mournful number that describes the hopelessness of a world where without trees. With moments of passion here and there, this dirge paints a bleak, grey picture of the effects of the insatiable greed of humanity.

Haunting melodies define 'The Joker’s Justice', a tale as old as time that speaks of corruption and power abuse that leaves an innocent man hanged as a tyrannical king gloats from his golden throne.

It’s in songs like 'The Cloaked Man', in which a mysterious man with a dagger finds redemption in the arms of a fair maiden, and 'Dungeons and Dragons', an epic tale of good vs evil, that Reid’s story-telling abilities come into their own.

'Celtic Commotion' is an album that shows Reid’s exceptional understanding of a style of music that’s usually reserved for medieval-themed movies and series.

Buy/Stream 'Celtic Commotion' on Apple Music, Spotify or Google Music.

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Daniel Luckhoff-wessels

Daniel Luckhoff-wessels

https://wrequiemmusic.wordpress.com

Daniel is a freelance script-editor and actor, but his real passion is music. He is always on the lookout for new up and coming bands that have a sound that's unique to them. The more interesting the music is, the better. You can find Daniel on the following social media platforms: TwitterInstagram & Wrequiemmusic.

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